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Mr. and Mrs. Duncan

Thanks so much Sondra. If we’re learning quickly, it is due to your excellent instruction! We’ve always wanted to learn to dance. We even took a few lessons in the past which turned out to be disastrous & we were never even able to dance one song together.  We learned more in one lesson with you than all other previous lessons combined. Now we’re super excited & feel like we will be successful. You have a true gift & we really   appreciate you. 

Have a great week! 😊  

Mike Jones, President USA Minnesota. Article: Another Mall of America Success

How about that Sondra Chan?  She is a local dance instructor and organizer extraordinaire.  Sondra currently has an arrangement with 8 different Lifetime Fitness Clubs to teach 20 different classes. She personally teaches and trains other instructors to handle all of this volume.  Sondra tells me she is planning to take on more clubs, the eventual total is to be determined. I guess it depends on how many of the Lifetime Program planners are clever enough to take advantage of a good thing.

Tina Aasen

Hello Sondra,

My soon to be daughter In-Law, Ana, really enjoyed taking your Waltz class on Sunday!  I have never Waltzed before and I was very excited to learn!  You made the class lots of fun and comfortable for beginners even thought there were a few experienced dancers there too.  I can’t wait to bring my husband as I know we will have fun dancing together!


Thank you and see you soon!


Tina Aasen

Libby Fellows Belkeir

Sondra is so lovely, patient and a great dance instructor!! we enjoyed our dance lesson so much and have lots of practice ahead to be wedding reception first dance ready. We are excited about taking more dance classes!! 😁

​Recommended by Stephanie Reese and 1 other

Sondra is so lovely, patient and a great dance instructor!! we enjoyed our dance lesson so much and have lots of practice ahead to be wedding reception first dance ready. We are excited about taking more dance classes!! 😁

Kelsi & Alex, Jerry and Kim


Thank-you so much for all of your help preparing us for our wedding!

Your moves are going to make us look like "amateur" pro-dance stars!

We appreciate you and your patience with us.  

Will contact you as soon as we get pix and videos.

We want more dancing!


I had the best time dancing with Sondra at the graduation party.

Mia, age 8

Stuart R

"My fiancee land I were seeking adult dance lessons to get the basics down for our first dance as husband and wife. It looked like most of the dance instruction in the PTC area was geared toward children, however, a search for ballroom dance yielded www.gottadancenow.com. I contacted Sondra by phone and she arranged a 2 hour lesson for us in her private studio. She was very knowledgeable, friendly and patient with us as we stumbled through the foxtrot; helping us with everything from bridal presentation to proper form. Great sense of humor as well, we felt very entertained while being educated, we highly recommend!"


Stuart R., Peachtree City


Caylor Bermudez Harbin shared Chloe Bermudez's post.

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My sister Chloe! Please share this inspiring moment.


Chloe Bermudez

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The beautiful bride in this video is my sister, Chloe. I want to share this moment in her story because I am sure it will inspire many, as it has inspired me. We hope you will share it, too. The finish is especially beautiful, so don't miss it!

I remember the day Chloe and Jason walked up to me and told me they wanted their first dance to look like the scene from High School Musical where the lead characters waltzed to the song, “Can I Have This Dance.” My first thought was a question--"You mean the dance filled with jumps, lifts, and complicated dance moves...uh that one?".

For those you who don't know Chloe and Jason, Chloe has Down Syndrome, and Jason has learning differences. These exceptionalities have never stopped them from doing the things that brought them joy and happiness—including getting engaged and planning their wedding. Knowing this, my second thought and response to them was, "Game on!".

There was only one problem…I was neither a dance teacher nor a choreographer. After talking with friends, we found a highly recommended instructor. When Chloe and Jason first told this dance teacher of their plan, she was skeptical.

The first dance lesson changed her perspective as she began to see their capability and desire to create a beautiful dance. She was no longer a skeptic; she was partner—committed to helping Jason and Chloe create a memory of a lifetime.

After hours of dance lessons, the couple had their last meeting with the teacher. As she turned the song on and sat back to watch, her eyes filled with tears. Chloe and Jason completed the routine flawlessly.

Chloe and Jason, once again, proved they are overcomers.

It takes two to tango…in this case it took a very talented and kind dance teacher, and two committed dance students to create one of the most beautiful first dances I have ever seen.

It's amazing what can happen in the lives of those with special needs when one person chooses to be an advocate rather than a skeptic.

Eric and Amy Turner

"Sondra is a gifted dancer but more importantly she is an amazing teacher! I've always wanted to learn how to ballroom dance and Sondra makes you feel like family from the first time you meet her. - - Eric "

Linda Gearke

Sondra is not only the best dancer
and dance instructor I've ever known, she is also one of the most committed to family women I've ever known! Her love for her husband and children is unparalleled, and I love how you all work together as a team to support your thriving business! You rock, Sondra!

Heidi Leonard

​Sondra infuses the perfect blend of professionalism and fun into all her classes.    It has been a pleasure to learn a new skill from an instructor that gives graceful attention to details in such a positive manner.

Simone Kerr

Sondra Chan had my 12 year old son loving Ballroom Style Dance after the first hour with her. He wowed my family, dancing Swing with all the ladies at a wedding party after just a few lessons. Her crazy fun energy is addictive. I looked everywhere for a certified ballroom dance instructor--as far as I could tell, she's the only one on the South side. It's nice to be able to trust that she's teaching everything correctly!  We feel so blessed to have her in our life.



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Sondra, my dear, love you!

How lucky Peachtree City guys to have you as a dance instructor!

You are doing an amazing job! God bless you!!!

Love and miss you all, my friends!!!!!

Paige Marchman Bearden

Your Dance classes are a blast!

We hope we are ready for Mitch's wedding!

We love you Sondra!

Lynn Wallace

Sondra and the Sunday Night Dance Class - Thank you so much for the birthday banner, gifts, song and DANCE! I love you guys!

Samuel and Elizabeth

"We greatly enjoyed taking dance lessons with Sondra.

Samuel had her as a dance instructor for another wedding

he was in and he was very pleased with her knowledge, flexibility,

and excellent teaching skills. We loved every lesson with Sondra ,

and we would HIGHLY recommend her to friends and family -

you won't be disappointed with her as your dance instructor.

Bonus, she has a great personality and

working with her is a ton of fun!"  

- Samuel and Elizabeth

Bill and Linda

Sondra prepared us in ONE day!.............

We thought since we are young and have rhythm we could watch YouTube and create something for our wedding.   WRONG!

The more we watched the more it confused us.

S.O.S we called Sondra.  She had an opening that night, and taught us a simple yet elegant entrance, how to dance around the floor to our song and a great dip to end it....all in just 2 hours.

Thank-you Sondra S.O.S.

Deb Haqq

Sondra, Thanks for opening up the world of dancing to me.  You will be missed.  I am sure you will have a great business in your new place.    God's Blessings on you and your family.    Love Deb Haqq

Andy & Paige Bearden

"Thank you. You are so much fun and we are enjoying this class!  I love your energy!!"

Stevie and Claudy

We had a wonderful time dancing last Saturday night. The band was unbelievably good and even though my husband had to work I still found fun people to dance with there. What a great way to spend an evening!!!

Nice people and great dance music. I can't wait till the next GottaDanceNOW  event..

Come on everybody - let's dance!!!

Tom Keenan

My wife arranged lessons with Sondra to prepare for our son's wedding. While not too excited originally, Sondra made the  experience fun. Even thought I felt clumsy and slow, my dancing improved in just 2 lessons.  Not only is she an expert but is a blast too,  very engaging and encouraging.  If you want to learn to dance or become a better dancer, I highly recommend Sondra Chan.....Tom Keenan Peachtree City GA.

Heidi Leonard

I've had the BEST time taking group dance lessons the past few months with Sondra Chan at GottaDanceNOW. Check out the variety of classes she offers through the week and join us! I'll be at the 8pm latin Bachata class tomorrow!

Amy from Fayetteville

"Wow, only 60?   That is not bad, at all,

we pay way more for soccer and cheerleading for our kids".  Amy in Fayette 

Karen Morton and Demo

Blessings to you as you inspire folks to delight in dance...it truly blesses my heart and soul and body and I look forward to truly learning more swing, jitterbug, etc when we return from our honeymoon..


You are a gem and so very much fun. We look forward to being your students again. :)

Charlotte Hof

“ Fantastic - I love it! ”

— Charlotte Hof on Aug 22, 2016.

Jordan Smith

"You just can't be in a bad mood and dance, cause it makes you smile it's so fun!"  

Upon preparing for sister's wedding with her mom and dad.


“ Nice people. Great participation ”

— Naeemah Gentry on Jun 20, 2015.

Eddie and Sandra Hollis

Thank you Sondra for a wonderful night last Saturday. The dance party was so nice, and the flowers where beautiful. Eddie and I had a great time. Everyone was so sweet to us.

Tom Ross

Sondra, My wife Debbie and I wanted to thank you for a great time last night. This was our first dance lesson and I’m certain it won’t be our last. We’ll be in touch for future lessons. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Prosperous New Year. Tom Ross


Mark Cunoe

Hi Sondra, so thankful for the lessons you gave Tory, Thomas, Tracy and I. Here are a few pictures. Mark Cuneo

Donna Lasetter


We have sold our home here in PTC and will be moving to  FL.    

If you hear of someone like you in that area, please let me know. 

Of the four dance instructors we experienced locally,

YOU are by far our favorite. 

We’ll miss you!



Donna Lasseter

Peachtree City - Civil Air Patrol

We wish to thank-you Sondra,

we call you The Ballroom Dancing Lady.

Thank-you for teaching us to dance and

hosting our Christmas Ball.  

We took this picture and framed it for you

to remember us.  Thanks again Miss Sondra.

Bethany & Francis

I wanted to send you this picture as it is one of my favorites

from our dance at our wedding reception! You did a fantastic job

preparing us, and we had so much fun with the lessons

and at the reception. We received your note in the mail,

and that was so nice of you to think of us and send that!

Greg and Ashley Riney,............. Daddy Daughter Dance.

Sondra we really enjoyed our dance lessons with you,  

We had so much fun,  you are such a great instructor.

We really appreciate all that you taught us. 

Thank-you for showing us how to look a bit 'classier'

on the dance floor for the wedding day!





Judy Diaz

  • Message : I just wanted to write you to tell you how happy i am to have finally made it to your class!! I was totally at ease and it was so much fun. Everything was so professional, the dance room the music you know how to put a newcomer at ease. If anyone is looking for a dance instructor look no further Sondra is the one. 

Chuck & Vickie Oakley

"Sondra is the BEST!

Her knowledge of dance is second to none, but what really helps her stand out is her method of communication. "Strong like bull!" "Careful, no puppy hands!"  She makes learning to dance so much fun! I still remember practically everything she's taught me because of the clever way she communicates!"


Christine Baldwin Thomas and husband Richard

If you've not ever taken dance lessons as a couple or as a single- you should!   This is the instructor you want!   Sondra is an expert instructor and a lot of fun!   Got a wedding coming up?    Call her.   Love her!


Tiffany and Family in Teen Class:



You are a wonderful dance instructor! Thank you for making learning dance so much fun! My daughters have been enjoying dancing with you for awhile now and I am glad the rest of us have joined in. The dances you teach are great for all ages. We are very happy to have found someone who is very encouraging, has a wonderful personality, and is such a great teacher to those with little or no experience as well as those who have been dancing a long time. Your classes fly by so quickly each week, but we feel we learn a lot each and every class. We highly recommend your classes for school-aged kids attending dances or cotillion, people getting married, as well as everyone who would like to make date night/evening out, more exciting. Thanks again for being the amazing and enthusiastic teacher you are!!!💃

Tiffany & Family

Don and Jane Smith

We are discovering Sondra Chan delivers more than just a dance class, for sure.  We not only learn from her gifted and professional instruction, in addition we are finding abundant friendships and tons of laughter are the great bonuses. We plan to be in her classes for a long time to come and we highly recommend her dance classes to all!

Olga Tikhosha

A Great Instructor and a Wonderful Person!
 I've had some dance experience here and there, and I know how important it is to have a really good dance instructor.   Sondra's sessions are unique in a way that besides being a meticulous instructor, she is a very encouraging teacher.   She fills you with a "can do" attitude and leads you from a first awkward step to a beautiful dance. And each session is spiced with Sondra's sparkling humor that makes people laugh a lot and feel at ease on the dance floor.!!!

Class attenders

I smiled the entire hour, I'm sold on dancing, it's good clean all American fun! I am IN.

Natalie Overman

Dear Sondra,


Thank you so much for sharing your love of dance with my friends and I!  We are having such a wonderful time exploring all the Latin dances.

The group of us have been friends since grammar school and when we all discovered that one of the things on our mutual bucket lists was to improve our dance skills I am some thankful that  I found you! You make the classes easy for a non dancer like me to follow, but challenging for my friends that have more experience!

All of us are having a great time and look forward to each new dance!


See you Wednesday!


Dr. Mike Strain

Just a note to thank you for the emergency pre-wedding dance lesson. Even with couples lessons 1 and 2 years ago, I needed more confidence in my ability to take the lead. Because of the intense review, I was able to recall and dance with my wife at our niece's wedding. Her toes thank you since I didn't crush them a single time. It's amazing how a single lesson brought back the muscle memory. I would recommend an individual lesson highly to anyone wanting to see rapid improvement. Thanks again!

Angela Brunello

I was determined to do a 'real' dance at my wedding. My husband was not so sure if he was going to be able to learn to dance. I have been a dancer my whole life, and he is the kind of guy that sits on the side and watches everyone else dance. Sondra made the dancing fun for both of us. We all laughed a lot! We looked forward to our lessons every week, and I even convinced my parents to join us for a few lessons! It was fun having my husband twirl me on the dance floor, especially in my dress! Sondra's smile and her patience for our lack of practice was exactly what we needed. I will always remember the first 'real' dance with my husband - Thanks, Sondra!



“ I had a wonderful time dancing at Yesterday in Newnan last Saturday night. The band was unbelievabley good and even though my husband had to work I still found fun people to dance with. What a great way to spend an evening!!! Nice people and great dance music. I can't wait till the next GottaDanceNOW "meetup"on June 19th at Yesterdays in Newnan again. Come on everybody - let's dance!!! ”

— Claudia Ernst on Jun 1, 2015.

Sharon & Dan Grady

Hi Sondra,


I wanted to thank you for the dance lessons; I feel that Dan and I would have been lost without them. It was really great to be confident getting out on the dance floor and know that we weren't going to look silly.


Although we didn't do the entire routine, as my dress was longer then I thought, and I was afraid I was going to step on it, because of your lessons we were able to improvise and nobody watching knew.

I was given your name by my sister who used you two years earlier at her wedding and she had gotten your name from a friend of hers, I was at both weddings and their first dances were spectacular, I will never forget watching my sister and her husband move around the floor, it was really moving.


And don't forget working with my Dad! He worked with you for and hour or two before both of his daughters' weddings, and he moved us around the dance floor with ease, I know he really enjoyed it.


Rich & Rostina

Sondra is a wonderful dance teacher! She helped us choreograph our beautiful wedding dance. She put together the steps and moves tailored to our abilities and our chosen wedding song. Our wedding guests were very impressed with our first dance. It was very memorable night for us.


Our best friends also used Sondra for their wedding based on our recommendation. Sondra taught not only the bride and groom but also the bride and her father!! The first dance and the father-daughter dance were magnificent.


We recommend Sondra to anyone wishing to dance better. If she can teach us, she can teach anyone!!



Michele Picard

People are still telling me what fun they had at our wedding reception learning how to dance. Your waltz and swing lessons really made our reception memorable and unique. It was great to see friends and family, who would normally just sit at a table all night, get up on the dance floor and learn to dance with everyone else.

You worked so well with our guests. Your warm, encouraging personality really put people at ease, and your energy and clear love of ballroom dancing made it fun for everyone. One of our guests told us that he had such a great time learning how to dance from you at our reception that he later took your group classes.


You also worked really well with the other staff at our reception. Our DJ and videographer commented that they really enjoyed the way you handled the lessons. And our wedding coordinator was so impressed that she gathered the whole wait and bar staff together to watch the dancing.


Thank you so much for making our reception special.

Karla and Thomas

Karla and I took dance lessons with Sondra and we were extremely pleased with her professionalism and skill!   She took a couple of dance rookies and patiently worked with us until we finally learned to danced together.   We were both impressed with her knowledge and passion. Sondra is the best!   We highly recommend her.

Claudia and Steve Ernst

Sondra is worth every dime, she teaches it right the first time.......Ballroom has saved our marriage!  We used to be confused on the dance floor with other instructors...then we found Sondra, she taught us right the first time and fixed us, now we love to dance together.  We tell eveyone: Sondra is worth every dime, she teaches it right the first time.   Thanks Sondra,

Claudia and Steve Ernst Sharpsburg

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